NIMC News Today: Increased computer distribution from NIMC to states expedites NIN enrollment, To expedite the National Identity Number (NIN) enrollment process, the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) said that it has increased the number of computers it has placed throughout its state centers.
The Commission made this known in a statement that was made public on Wednesday. The statement cited NIMC DG/CEO Engr. Abisoye Odusote-Coker stated that initiatives were taken to alleviate NIN enrollment issues and boost operating capacity, including the delivery of additional enrolment systems to all states.
NIMC stated that the enrollment process is being positively impacted by the systems that have already been established.
Since then, the technologies have been put in place and are being used in every state. They have not only helped applicants spend less time applying, but they have also increased the number of applications that are processed each day.
To guarantee that the enrollment and modification processes go off without a hitch, Engineer Abisoye Coker-Odusote has also dispatched monitoring and evaluation teams to several places around the country. Her zero-tolerance policy against extortion and unethical behavior will likewise be strictly adhered to by the staff. Engineer Coker-Odusote has made it clear that her administration would not tolerate the extortion of applicants, and she has now issued a directive directing that any employees who are found to be unsatisfactory will be handled by the Public Service Rules and the Constitution.
The DG further asked that any applicant who was blackmailed disclose the issue to NIMC through its official procedures, according to the statement.
NIN record repository
NIMC issued figures showing that at the end of 2023, the NIN had 104.16 million enrolled members out of a population of nearly 200 million. This indicates that while growth has been moderate, the NIN database has been expanding.
10.13 million NINs were issued in all of last year, according to NIMC data. The NIN database had 94.03 million records as of December 2022.
The World Bank has set a target of 148 million by June 2024, which is less than six months away, but registration for the NIN has been sluggish.
However, NIMC announced that it has begun working to expedite the issuing of the digital identification token by the renewed hope mandate of President Bola Tinubu’s government following the recent appointment of a new Director-General, Engr. Abisoye Coker-Odusote.